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Learn Teradata with Tera-Tom - Inside the Teradata Engine

This picture shows Tom Coffing (Tera-Tom) teaching Teradata certification in the 90s. Tom wrote six Tera-Cram books, and 10,000 people became certified. Thousands of people became Teradata Certified Masters from Tom's books.

Are you ready to learn about Teradata from the best technical trainer the world has ever seen? Tom Coffing, AKA Tera-Tom, makes learning fun, exciting, and easy. Learning Teradata Architecture is one of the best moves you can make in your career because Teradata has the most comprehensive design in the industry.

Tom Coffing is an expert on all database systems as he has written over 85 books covering them all. Once Tom understood the Teradata Architecture, the other databases were easy to learn.

Tom became famous as a teacher because he memorized every student's name when he greeted them. Tom has taught over 1,000 classes and never missed a single name. Ask anyone who attended a class taught by Tom Coffing.

Tom has also led a team of developers for almost 20 years to create the Nexus, which queries, migrates, and joins data across all systems. The chart below shows which systems users can query, migrate, and join data automatically with Nexus.

You can download a free trial of Nexus at You can also see some of the great features of Nexus right here.

You can also see the Nexus in action migrating data to the cloud here.

This video is part of the Tera-Tom Teradata Architecture series, where Tom provides over 100 videos that are only five minutes long. You can take your time and go at your own pace.

Inside the Teradata Engine

Getting a picture in your mind about Teradata Architecture can be extremely valuable. Tera-Tom explains what you need to know in the video below.

Watch the video and understand the insides of the Teradata engine.

Above is a picture of the Nexus, which Tom has spent 18 years working with his development team. The Nexus Chameleon allows users to customize the look and feel. The Nexus above is using dark mode. Also, notice all of the systems on the left systems tree.

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